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IMDb Connector

A simple plugin that allows you to easily display and use movie details from IMDb.com.


  • Added compatibility with WordPress 4.2.1.


  • Stable release.
  • Code cleanup and other small optimizations.
  • Updated documentation.
  • Updated translations.
  • Updated screenshots.


  • Fixed bug with newly added movies that do not contain all values.



  • Fixed bug with PHP version below 5.2.
  • Cleaned up code.


  • Added plugin installer icon.
  • Code rearrangements.
  • Updated translations.


  • Added "imdbrating" field.
  • Updated translations.



  • Fixed shortcode movie details with multiple values in it.


  • MySQL cache is now stored in a separate table.
  • Added feature to select the table name the cache data is being stored.
  • Added feature to automatically delete the cache after a certain time.
  • Added feature allowing admins to chose what cached files and settings IMDb Connector should keep after disabling the plugin.
  • Added "type" movie detail that returns the type (documentary, series, movie, ...) of the movie.
  • Renamed movie details "genre", "country", "language", "writer" and "director" to plural names.
  • Updated translations.


  • Added option to chose if the movie detail cache should be stored locally on in MySQL.
  • Added an option to the settings page that defines whether the movie poster should be cached or not.
  • Added "format" option array to get_imdb_connector_movie() function that defines whether the output should be an "array" or "object".
  • Added translations and updated existing ones.
  • The movie details "genre", "director", "writer", "actors", "country" and "language" are split up in arrays.
  • The movie detail "runtime" is now an array containing "timestamp", "minutes" and "hours".
  • Removed "Use default widgets style" from settings page.


  • Added "Delete cache" function on settings page.
  • Added several PHP functions, e.g. search_imdb_connector_movies().
  • Added debug mode to display errors and warnings.
  • Added several translations and updated existing ones.
  • Fixed "headers already sent" bug on plugin activation.
  • Fixed bug that prevented translations from being loaded.
  • Fixed bug when a string run through wptexturize() is used for the IMDb title (thanks to 7movies).
  • Changed get_imdb_* functions to get_imdb_connector_* to avoid conflicts with other plugins.
  • Updated documentation.
  • Rebuild movie widget.
  • Restructured plugin files.


  • Hotfix.


  • Initial release.

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.1
Last Updated: 2015-4-29
Active Installs: 200+


4.9 out of 5 stars


3 of 3 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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